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eastern here on c-span2. >>> presenting thoughts on what a second term for the obama administration would look like. the author contends the president's policies would great ly reduce america's global influence. it's about a hour and ten. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. please, sit down. i'm excited and thrilled to be here with barack obama in this election year, i think we are dealing with one of the most mysterious and odd figures ever to occupy the oval office. a few days ago, i received a phone call, i didn't recognize the area code, and the phone call was actually from kenya, and i answered it, and it was actually george obama, the president's half brother. he's the youngest son of barack obama, senior. he said, i'm calling because my 2-year-old son is in the hospital with a serious chest condition, and i wondered if you could help me. i said, are you at the hospital, george? yes. hand the phone to the nurse. he did. the nurse confirmed that george's son is sick with a chest infection. i sold george i would send him a thousand dollars by western union. i said, george, suspect the
biography tent david maraniss, barack obama the story, biographer of the president just published in june, speaking in that tent shortly and that he will be followed by bob woodward, another associate editor at the washington post. mr. woodward's 19th book is the price of politics, all about the budgets and the last couple of years with the obama white house and republican house and the democratic senate. so those are the next two speakers live from the national book festival this year. as we continue our live coverage. here on our set just a few feet from the history and biography ten we are joined by author thomas mallon who has written this book, watergate a novel. now, we are a nonfiction work. how do you write a novel about watergate? how you approach that? >> the reader will find that the agreed upon facts, most of the big ones are still intact. president nixon resigns in 1974, the same basic time line. it is not what sometimes it's altered, the history. but i think what they can do with the existing history is in certain things in between. and then try to get an inside the heads of
] [cheers] [applause]tonigh barack that man is our guest tonight. barack obama.spoke o [cheers]is in his convention speech, he spoke of his father. a foreign student raised in aer village in kenya. he spoke of his grandfather, a domestic servant. and he spoke of the journey has taken in his own life.d that story, which brings him here tonight, is told more full in his book called "dreams from my father." there is much talk about what our guest will be doing in the year 2008. through 2012 and beyond. i and it would certainly give me pleasure to say[a that i was introducing the next president of the united states. [cheers] [applause]ep and it would give you a lot of pleasure as well, i'm sure. millions whon woke up in is wh disappointment on november 3, they might be looking to what our guest will be doing in theeu immediate future.on the jou based on the journey and the stance he has taken, many americans should rejoice overict that the voice they will have ir their government. the a voice that speaks for expanding opportunities and civil liberties. a voice that speaks to the promise that
, is the more or less maintenance of the status quo. in which barack obama will continue to occupy the oval office, while the republicans don't control row number the house of representatives, the senate at this time. i think being up for grabs. so we should be open to the possibility the current election will fit the shakespeare began of sound and furry signifying nothing or very little. with with regard to the domestic policy, and that is what i'm focusing on. perhaps not nothing. consider the conclusions of tom freedman's column on "the new york times" on april 22nd of the past year. one of many in which he expresses great concern i certainly share about the health of our political system. he began by asking what some readers no doubt found inflammation question, quote, does america need an arab spring? unquote. his answer is basically yes, quote, we can't be great with as long as we remain a [inaudible] rather than a democracy. our deformed political system with a congress that's become a form for legalized bribery, is now truly holding us back, unquote. a have a to be sei allows what s
is a so much higher for governor romney then it is president obama and we know that going in and we have to accept that it's tough. >> the next question over here. 's vi of the quick question. my first question is what is this thing between you and hewitt concerning the -- [inaudible] >> apparently you're not you are not supposed to say his name because he moved the browns franchise to baltimore city takes that very personally but let me tell you something, hugh hewitt has been so kind and gracious and he is a great friend of mine and we were playing back and forth that he was great to promote tonight's event. he was the driving force behind the library and he is one of the best in the business. he's a great guy. >> why did you stop at 50? >> first edition, first edition. if this book does well we will do a second edition i hope. >> what the's the secret to winning in november? >> we talk about raising the bar. we have to get everybody to vote. i can tell you how many people i meet around the country hard-working people, dishwashero say i've never voted but this is the air have to vote f
is happening in the middle east is not for political reasons. i don't think that the -- i'm sorry, the obama administration or the european administrations are more happy with democracy than they were with dictators as, you know, i think it's a question of interest. but what are the interests now? over the last ten years, the chinese economic presence in the middle east was multiplied by seven. it's a very powerful presence. and the brink -- bric countries, brazil, india, china, russia, turkey, are playing a very important role, and we don't talk about this. there is a shift here, and for many reasons it's going to have an impact on the countries, on the relationship between israel and the other arab countries because, remember, china has not the same relationship to israel than the united states of america. so this is a very big concern, what is going to happen in the region. we have to take these seriously. it's not only political, it's economic. and geostrategic. so this is a second point which is the answer. the economic vision coming from the arab world. when i was talking to the curren
that can you have the basic knowledge the complex. and you are not doing this the obama administration and our government is not doing the job. i'm asking the american citizens at the end of the day what are you doing to help with the construction of the complex issue to support democratic everywhere. if you are serious about democracy you have to be serious about democracy. it's about explaining and tenses and understanding from behind the scene what is happening. that's is one answer to the question, the third question was about what you are saying about [inaudible] once again. if i wrote if you don't website. it came after the book was published. i wrote a paper. it's important to be knick and open and open to the civil society. there's something they have a problem with credibility. they are the guardian of the religious reference. they are dealing with tensions and it's very visible where you see what swhapg the young generations of, you know, the islamists now. they are not happy with the generation in our tension. so this is where we should get this and promote something which i
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